Eugene  Brewster


Eugene "Gene" R. Brewster, 88, of McAlester, died on Sunday, July 7, 2019, in McAlester.
The family will greet friends on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chaney's Memorial Chapel.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Chaney's Memorial Chapel with the Rev. David Cantrell officiating. The burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1098.
Pallbearers will be Cory Cantrell, Philip Reames, Paul Brewster, Jake Brewster, Andrew Spears and Bryan Brewster.
Gene was born on October 9, 1930, in C-Tree, to Royce and Branch (Adams) Brewster. He married Mary F. Hall in 1951, until her death in 1986, and then married Mary (Cathey) Cantrell in 1990.
Gene joined the United States Navy in 1948 and was honorably discharged in 1957, serving in the Korean War as a bell helmet diver and gunner mate second class.
He worked at Wonder Bread as a route salesman for over 32 years. He was a Teamster member and a 32nd degree mason, member of the masonic lodge south No. 96 and a Shriner.
Gene was an avid fisherman, loved camping and was a season ticket holder at Oklahoma University football.
Gene was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Brewster, of the home; son, Thomas Brewster and wife, Rae Dene, of McAlester; daughters, Gina Allen, of McAlester, and Julie Duff, of Krebs; grandchildren, Karen Frampton, of McAlester, Bryan Brewster and Denise Brewster, of McAlester, Holly Allen, of Tulsa, and Megan Reames and Philip, of Krebs; great grandchildren, Paul, Andrew, Jake and Brooke, and great-great grandson, Carter; sisters, Pauline McCurtain, of Oklahoma City, and Mary Lou Waller and husband, Raymond, of Ponca City; brother, Richard Brewster and Diane, of Ponca City, and nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Gene was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary F. (Hall) Brewster; parents, Royce and Branch (Adams) Brewster; brothers, Jimmy Brewster and James Brewster; sister, Alta Ruthene Cooper, and son-in-law, Rockie Duff.
Published on July 9, 2019

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